Sunday, August 25, 2019

British ambassador Collis becomes first senior diplomat to complete Mecca pilgrimage after converting to...

A picture posted on Twitter showed Simon Collis in the traditional white robes worn by pilgrims during the hajj. THE British ambassador to Saudi Arabia...

Brutal Bath: How the duel of the Nile ended in death near Bath

John Hanning Speke found the source of the Nile but died in a bizarre shooting near Bath By a dry stone wall on the Neston...

MANUSCRIPTS REVEAL HORN OF AFRICA’S ISLAMIC HISTORY

Researchers have identified and analyzed more than 2,000 Islamic manuscripts in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Traditionally, scholars in Islamic studies have not associated the...

Somaliland: The movies where police join in as extras

A group of film-makers and stuntmen is hoping to turn the breakaway territory of Somaliland into the next Hollywood. Undeterred by a shortage of...

‘Eye in the Sky’ – a film on Al-Shabaab in Kenya

I have not yet watched the 2015 film, Eye in the Sky, but having seen an extended preview, I think it is worthwhile and...

A Revived Somaliland Cultural Scene Fights To be Seriously Appreciated

The arts scene is booming in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland but, as the BBC's Mary Harper writes, the people who are pushing the...

Prominent Somali academic dies

One of Somalia's most reputed educators who advocated for empowering the Somali language has died in the Somali capital Sunday, aged 81, family said. Hussein...

Suspect in New Zealand Mosques Shooting Charged, 49 Dead

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with an unprecedented attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday,...

Egyptian actress faces trial for wearing see-through dress

An Egyptian actress is set to face trial next month for wearing a see-through dress at the Cairo International Film Festival that showed her...

LAYLA HENDRYX WANTS TO BE CANADA’S BIGGEST SOMALI RAPPER (+Tracks)

From the poignant immigrant stories of Kenya-born Shad to the West Indies influence of Kardinal Offishall, the Toronto hip-hop scene has always been fairly representative...

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Somalia Spurns AU Commission Call on Briefing on Maritime Row with Kenya

Somalia has rejected the Commission of the African Union invitation to a briefing on the maritime row with Kenya. Instead, it has expressed confidence in...

Somalia: Kenya Accused of Blowing Up the 12th Hormuud Telecom Station

Hormuud Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in Somalia, accused Kenya of repeatedly targeting its relay stations along or near the border between Somalia and...

Americans Began Moving to Ghana to Escape Racism at Home

African American Obadele Kambon has never looked back since moving to Ghana in 2008. He vowed to quit the US for West Africa after being...